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Why ODU for Nurse Midwifery?

This is a two-year program offered jointly with Shenandoah University in northern Virginia. 

You'll take online advanced practice nursing courses from ODU for the first year. The second year, you'll take courses in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University, which includes clinical work. 

Upon completion, you'll receive a Master of Science in Nursing from ODU and a certificate of endorsement in nurse-midwifery from Shenandoah University.

ODU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Shenandoah University's Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

* Note: This program is not available in the state of Washington.

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Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report

Required Courses

  • 45 credit hours

You'll take advanced practice nursing courses online from ODU for the first year. The second year, you'll take courses in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. This program requires a practicum. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Nurse Midwifery

With training in nurse midwifery, you will be qualified for positions in:

  • Family practice and primary care
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics and neonatal nursing
  • Women’s health and obstetrics
  • HMO/Insurance
  • Public and community health

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

In addition to meeting general ODU admission requirements, you must have:

  • a current license as a registered nurse,
  • a bachelor's degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program or in a related field, and 
  • one year of recent clinical nursing experience (preferably after receiving your bachelor's degree).

Please review complete application details and deadlines on ODU's School of Nursing website.

Want to get started now?

You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.